Want to find your next bingeable podcast? Don’t know where to start? Scared you’ve missed something? We have listed episodes from our amazing podcasters from the last week for you to check out!
Smart Podcast, Trashy Books: 401. Rewriting the Voice in Your Head: Creation and Inspiration with Dr. Nicole Peeler
Curious about being a publicist for romance? And how publicity is working during the Quarantimes? Today I’m chatting with Estelle Hallick, publicist at Forever. We talk about all the things, and I ask a lot of questions! We also talk about the Hachette walkout, which happened in early March and seems like a year ago. We don’t go into the specifics of the memoir, but look more at what internally led to the walkout, what happened afterward, and how acting together made a big difference. And then: reading recs. LOTS of ‘em!
Tea & Strumpets: 035 – Bridgertons 6 – When He Was Wicked
Michael Stirling was living his own personal hell since he friend-zoned himself by falling in love with his cousin’s wife. Francesca Bridgerton Stirling was living her best life until the untimely death of her husband, John. She tried to lean on Michael for support in her grief but Michael, who is to become the Earl in John’s stead, just cannot handle being her rock. He’s loved her too long and now he has to replace John in so many ways, the idea of taking his place at Francesca’s side is just too much. Four years later the pair are reunited and while Michael’s secret feelings are unchanged, Francesca is on the hunt for a new husband and somehow just realized Michael is a man and is making her feel things she only ever expected to feel with her first husband. Our sixth Bridgerton installment features the elusive Francesca as she learns to reconcile the loss of her first husband with that of her new feelings of love for Michael, the man who was only ever supposed to be her friend. This week we’re reading When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn and man y’all….Who knew Francesca’s book was going to be so steamy? **Spoilers. Were you really surprised?**
First Cup of Coffee with Jeffe Kennedy: May 8, 2020
Ruminations on dressing for video interviews and parties, including changing up my makeup. Also about the next big step I’m taking to up my career game.
First Cup of Coffee – May 11, 2020: How I’m feeling done with video meetings, bailing on a book at 90%, buying a new car, middle books, and how fun it is to have a screenwriter talk about how they’d film your book.
First Cup of Coffee – May 12, 2020: More pack rat drama – asking for prayers for Baby Groot Begonia – and planning future writing projects. Also I’m teaching an online workshop in June, Identifying and Breaking Bad Writing Habits.
First Cup of Coffee – May 14, 2020: A cool story today about a new bobcat sighting vis a vis the ongoing rodent infestation. Plus a bit more about The Lord of the Flies, human nature, savagery and humanity – and assumptions about women and r*pe.
Big Gay Fiction Podcast: Episode 240 – Romance and Jewels with Clare London
Clare London discusses her “Romancing The…” series, in particular this month’s Big Gay Fiction Book Club pick “Romancing The Rough Diamond.” She dishes on the high-end glamour, the jewelry business and fictionalizing the real royal family. She also talks about some of her other recent re-releases and what’s coming next. Jeff & Will discuss the new Ryan Murphy/Netflix series “Hollywood.” Jeff reviews “The Infinite Noise”, a “Bright Sessions” novel by Lauren Shippen.
Couples Talking Couples: Notting Hill
Give your fake name to the front desk and meet us at the flat with the blue door because Ashley and Ryan are visiting “Notting Hill.” This week they discuss which celebrities walk into their bookstore, the movie for the worst moment in your life, and then “Hook” several times.
Dr. Maria DeBlassie, educator and writer, on pleasure activism, how romance is a safe place to explore fantasy, emotions, and relationships, how media acts as a conduct manual where people can learn emotional literacy, and the importance of cultivating joy as a form of social justice. We also discuss Helen Hoang’s The Kiss Quotient, which Maria discussed with her students in class, through the lens of pleasure activism.
What to Read Next Podcast: Book Recommendations: Secret Baby and Friends to Lovers
Jite from @now_booking instagram account is on the show sharing her go to romance recommendations. Her favorite romance trope is the controversial Secret Baby trope. In this episode, she share her Secret Baby recs along with romantic suspense and friends to lovers .